Chem Ed 2017

Event Details

This year’s ChemEd-Ireland conference will be held on Saturday October 21st at the University of Limerick. It will be held in the new Analog Devices Building, part of the Bernal Institute. The theme will be ‘Chemistry and Society’. The day will consist of lectures and workshops of interest to teachers of chemistry - more details later!

The local organizer is Dr Sarah Hayes (

Background: The ChemEd-Ireland conferences for chemistry teachers were started in 1982 by Dr Peter Childs at Thomond College of Education and continued after the merger with UL at the University of Limerick. After running 25 conferences in Limerick, the conference went on the road from 2006 and has moved between several institutions, on the east and west coasts. The organisers at each institution decide on the programme for each year. The Proceedings of the conference are published in the Spring issue of Chemistry in Action! as a permanent record. This year’s conference returns to the University of Limerick and will be organised by Dr Sarah Hayes and her team. The conference is held on the Saturday prior to the mid-term break and this year it is on October 21st 2017.

The venues and organisers for the next few years are as follows:

2017 UL Sarah Hayes

2018 TCD John O’Donoghue

2019 DIT (Grangegorman) Claire McDonnell

2020 UCC Declan Kennedy

2021 DCU Odilla Finlayson

2022 LIT Marie Walsh